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March 1, 2015 2 No tags Permalink

I have been wanting to sit down and just write for the last few weeks but have never given myself permission to just blog for the sake of blogging. I didn't know if I wanted to keep doing the same thing day in and day out anymore and a part of that is the sitting here, writing and rewriting in my attempt to gather a bunch of words into some semblance that best describes my life in a post. There have been ups and downs and certainly new challenges as I began this new year, some of them I could have ...

Looking Back To Move Forward

Instead of jumping in and trying to catch up a couple *cough* weeks, I thought I'd recap what happened on the blog in 2014 and share what I gleaned from doing a 52 Week Project. I'll admit there were weeks where I struggled to get anything up but for the most part the highlight of my week was carving out that time, time spent just doing something solely because I enjoy it. That's a big deal, giving yourself permission to step over the laundry basket, push aside the stack of unpaid bills and just create. That's really why I started doing ...

Interstellar … I Love Sci Fi

I've been sitting on this post and I don't know why. Maybe because its taken me a month of just sitting with it to really be able to grasp what Interstellar is about, there are so many layers, each in their own right deserved of thorough contemplation. Problem is by the time you read this it may be out of the theaters and this is one of those movies that is best seen on the BIG screen. I tried to see the IMAX version last month with Super B but it was sold out. We waited for the crowds to die down. ...

The Finish Line // Week 52

It came and left in a fury. I thought I could get it all done turns out I could not. I had to learn to let go of what could not be and accept that the world will not stop spinning if I don't get everything done before Christmas. This year I worked the same amount of hours but I did, add in a wedding at the end of November followed by a couple family sessions and it may be safe to say I bit off more than I could even chew. I just need to learn to wrap things up ...

Christmas Cards Past // Week 51

This week ... my cards came from Artifact Uprising. I waited until the last minute this year yet I was still rewarded and caught the 25% off Holiday Card Sale. The are the 3-in-1 card, you can tear them along the perforated edge to reveal a hang tag, a square photo and I guess you toss the name plate. Instead of writing a long letter as I always do I just gave myself the back of the card, it was short and sweet.   Pulling out the rest of the Christmas decorations I found a stack of our old cards from years past. ...

It’s Going // Week 50

December 14, 2014 0 Permalink

I'm not sure how I am surviving these last few weeks of the year to be completely honest. It feels like a rollercoaster ride, work, editing, sick kids, never ending baskets of laundry, lunches that are missing key things like sandwiches because mom bought the wrong type of turkey.  There has to be other people out there that feel the same way about the holidays. Right? If you walked up to me right now and asked, "Hey, how's it going?" I'm not even going to look up from my beer and tell you "it's going" as in, I am barely holding ...

Chocolate For Breakfast // Week 49

The editing continues from last week's wedding. Family session is wrapped up and now its time for some serious sleeve rolling up and focusing. I need to get the number down from 1111 ( I have a thing about 1111) to around 200-300. I started taking screen shots while I worked on them, a future post about workflow is in the making. I should write about backing up too as one of my friends recently lost ALL of her photos when their RAID system failed. (shudder) she shared this article which I will pass along here. A good reminder for all to ...

Pumpkin Pie + Wedding Cake // Week 48

Epic week for me right here. One that can only be recapped in photos and not words because I am in the middle of editing last weekends wedding. While everyone was shopping for Thanksgiving staples like turkey, yams and cranberries I was poking fish. Buy the ones with the clearest eyes by the way. I loved the silver tones with just a spot of red. The sign shoved into the tub of ice read: "Take a photo!" Tuesday I ran into this guy in the hallway, he was visiting the dental offices selling I'm not sure what but he did have the ...

RIP Thanksgiving // Week 47

I keep saying the same thing, I'm not ready for the holidays to be here, Christmas I'm looking at you. Last week I attended an event that hasn't holiday theme (and I appreciated that seeing how we were only two weeks in Thanksgiving, but the shopping mall (a beautiful outdoor collection of stores) had already raced ahead Turkey day successfully squashing my hopes of letting the feeling of fall linger just a few more weeks longer. Decorations adorned every sign, kiosk and lamppost and Christmas carols were being pumped in through hidden speakers throughout. I grumbled as I fought my way ...

My Social Book Review & Coupon Code

A few weeks ago I saw another blogger on Facebook pose the question that went something like: would you want a copy of your Facebook 'life' captured and then print and bound to enjoy offline.  The answer in my head? Heck Yeah !?!  You mean order a copy of all my status updates, photos, memes, jokes and captions from Facebook and bind them into a tidy little book? Uh,  yes please.  To think of all the would be digital memories just hovering above aimlessly in a cloud, now printed  in a book I can enjoy. Can we do this for my blog too ...